Perspectives on Peace Scholarship

Rules & Guidelines

Art

Art projects can include any painting, drawing, sketching, sculpting or other method that involves creating shapes on a surface.

Photography

Photography projects can include any type of photography. You are allowed to send up to six images. Please supply a release form for anyone in your photos.

Video

You must have written, directed and edited the video. The video must be at least two minutes but less than 10 minutes in length. If the video is not in English, then subtitles in English are required. Any actors or outside help must be credited in the work. Please supply a release form for any non-actors.

Music

Music projects can include any type of music that you create and record. The song should be at least 3 minutes but shorter than 8 minutes in length . You can choose whether or not to also sing . You must have written the lyrics and music, produced the song and any band members must be credited on SoundCloud or in the submission form.

How to Submit

For Art and Photography:
1. Upload photos to a cloud storage provider (such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive) in jpg or png format. For artwork, first scan or take a high-resolution photo of your artwork.
2. Create a shareable link and make sure to share it with the following email address: perspectivesonpeace@gmail.com.
3. Copy and paste the shareable link into your submission form. If it is not shared with the above email address, we won’t be able to judge it.
4. Provide a brief description of your piece up to 300 words.
For Video:
1. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. No other platform will be accepted.
2. Any music you use in your video (not required, by the way) must either be in the public domain, original music (made by you), or used with permission.
3. Make sure the link is shared with our email address: perspectivesonpeace@gmail.com.
4. Copy and paste the shareable link into your submission form. If it is not shared with the above email address, we won’t be able to judge it.
5. Provide a brief description of your piece up to 300 words.
For Music:
1. Upload your music file to SoundCloud. No other platform will be accepted
2. Make sure the link is shared with our email address: perspectivesonpeace@gmail.com.
3. Copy and paste the shareable link into your submission form. If it is not shared with the above email address, we won’t be able to judge it.
4. Copy and paste the shareable link into your submission form. If it is not shared with the above email address, we won’t be able to judge it.
  1. If you have lyrics, upload them as a file to a cloud storage provider (such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive).
  2. Create a shareable link and make sure to share it with our email address: perspectivesonpeace@gmail.com.
  3. Include this link in your submission form as well.
  4. If you composed a piece that has a score, you may submit the link to that file as well.
5. Provide a brief description of your piece up to 300 words.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors from one of the following high schools:

  1. Ventura
  2. Buena
  3. Foothill Tech
  4. Pacific
  5. El Camino

And will be attending a two-year, four-year or advanced vocational/technical school.

Additionally, students must have two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or mentors.

Privacy:

By submitting your work, you agree that we may display the project on our websites, including, but not limited to photos, links, videos, etc.  No other personal contact information will be used without explicit permission obtained beforehand via email.

Choosing A Winner:

Submissions will be evaluated by our judges only after all submissions have been received by the March 31, 2022 deadline. The judges will include members of the Rotary Club of Ventura as well as well-known community members in the fields of art, photography, music and video.

Award Distribution:

The top 5 selected entrants will, upon verification of eligibility criteria as described above, receive their one-time scholarship disbursement in the form of a check from the Rotary Club of Ventura.

Awardees will be contacted by April 18, 2022 and funds will be distributed at an event that the Rotary Club of Ventura will hold to congratulate the winners.